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Well worth a cold car journey!
by jenniferc6 » Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:53 pm
Corbetts included on this walk: Creag nan Gabhar
Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Craigendarroch
Date walked: 02/02/2013
Time taken: 4.5 hours
Distance: 16 km
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Craigendarroch - 1 hour
Unfortunately my old car’s gasket isn’t working so I had a cold car journey over to Braemar since the heater doesn’t work. After changing out of some of my layers, I was ready to start walking and gradually started to feel my fingers and toes again!
There were a few icy patches in the river and on the way up I saw a large group of red deer.
The views were fantastic and I could see down into a frozen Loch Callater.
I decided to retrace my steps on the way back down so that I could enjoy the views over to the Cairngorms but definitely want to come back to visit the loch.
There were a couple of knee deep snow drifts which had been sculpted by the wind.
I had my lunch back at the car which was now a lot warmer since the sun had been shining into the car park.
I stopped at Ballater on the way home since it was still early and went for a walk up Craigendarroch on the circular trail. There were some good views over to Lochnagar and it was nice walking through the snowy trees.
by Johnny Corbett » Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:26 pm
by jenniferc6 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:11 pm
Johnny Corbett wrote:Craigendarroch looks nice and i've still got it to walk along a with a few more Subs around here. Hopefully do a few of them in the one day
That's the good thing about doing smaller hills, especially in winter - you can fit a few into one day and the tops are usually clear
by The Rodmiester » Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:25 pm
by GariochTom » Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:56 pm
by Graeme D » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:46 pm
by jenniferc6 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:21 pm
Thanks for the tip, I was thinking about doing Carn an t-Sagairt Mor from this side in the summer so could head over to Loch KanderGariochTom wrote:Nice pictures. If you go back to revisit Loch Callater it's worth continuing for a few kilometres to look down on Loch Kander from the edge of its very impressive corrie. I imagine there might be snow cornices around there at the moment though, so might be best to wait until the snow has gone!
Have to make the most of it with the price of fuel these days, especially since I'm so far away from the hills. I didn't hang about for long at the top - definitely wouldn't have considered camping!Graeme D wrote:A very nice "two for the price of one" winter outing! I once camped at the top of Creag nan Gabhar in May and it was bloody freezing. Wouldn't have fancied it in those conditions either!